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BEST SPOTS: The Atlanta Braves #BravesBash

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Braves held their first #BravesBash social media event on Sunday evening after a matchup against the Chicago Cubs.

Although Dan Uggla broke his 33-game streak an hour before, he and all of his teammates put their smiles on and were perfectly poised to chat with fans from across the United States.

The Braves steamed a behind-the-scenes look at their first effort on their website. The event had multiple stations for fan interaction: they hosted a Conference Call, Skype with Fans, they moderated a Twitter conversation, streamed Peter Moylan’s talkshow which was named by his Twitter followers and hosted simultaneous online chats.

As a result of the effort, the team gained about 3,000 Twitter followers and acquired 16,500 Facebook likes.

RivalsHigh ranks two local teams on National Top 20 list

RivalsHigh ranks two local teams on National Top 20 list

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. – According to RivalsHigh, a national football sports ranking website, Stone Mountain’s Stevenson High School ranked No. 17 and Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone came in at No. 16 for the sites preseason football rankings.

RivalsHigh says that Stephenson got their number 17 spot because it “may have more Division I talent than any team in the county entering this season”.

And according to the site, Sandy Creek is returning “a lot of its starters from last season’s title run”.

RivalsHigh Senior Analyst Dallas Jackson says “The rankings are determined through a long and thorough evaluation process beginning in early June with more than 600 teams.”

AJC Peachtree Road Race highlights

AJC Peachtree Road Race highlights

ATLANTA -- Tens of thousands of people from across the region and the world marked Independence Day with an Atlanta tradition, the AJC Peachtree Road Race.

Coca-Cola Issues an A.P.B. (All Play Bulletin) to Families: Go Outdoors. Play in the Park. Vote.

Coca-Cola Issues an A.P.B. (All Play Bulletin) to Families: Go Outdoors. Play in the Park. Vote.

America Is Your Park campaign urges families to get out, discover fun ways to get active in the park while helping their favorite park win big

 

ATLANTA, July 10, 2011 – If you’re reading this, you should get to your favorite park – STAT! Coca-Cola is calling all families to go out and play this summer as part of the second annual America Is Your Park campaign.

Georgia Eye Care Experts Warn Parents of 1,800⁰ F of Holiday Danger & Say Avoid Sparklers on July 4

Georgia Eye Care Experts Warn Parents of 1,800⁰ F of Holiday Danger & Say Avoid Sparklers on July 4
Georgia Eye Care Experts Warn Parents of 1,800⁰ F of Holiday Danger & Say Avoid Sparklers this Fourth of July Georgia Optometric Association Offers Tips to Celebrate the Holiday Safely

Local man wins $2.5 million lottery prize

Local man wins $2.5 million lottery prize

JONESBORO, Ga. -- A Jonesboro retiree has won a big Georgia Lottery prize.

Alonzo Davis, 66, won $2.5 million playing the instant game Millionaire Jumbo Bucks.

"I started crying over and over," he said.

Davis purchased his ticket from a BP on Highway 85 North in Fayetteville. He scratched it just outside the store.

"I had to double and triple check," he said. "I couldn't believe it."

Davis is retired from the U.S. Postal Service and moved to Georgia in 2007. He and his wife, Barbara, have three adult daughters.

When asked how he planned to spend his winnings, Davis said, "We're gonna invest, buy new vehicles, give the children money and travel."

KSU athletes hold soccer camp in Ecuador

KSU athletes hold soccer camp in Ecuador

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Six athletes and one coach from Kennesaw State University's women's soccer team are making plans to travel to Ecuador to conduct a soccer camp for 150 children.

The invitation to begin the camp was an outgrowth of KSU's Student Teaching International Study Abroad program held in conjunction with Colegio Menor and Universidad de San Francisco in Quito, Ecuador.

"This soccer camp is an excellent example of Kennesaw State's international outreach and engagement," said KSU president Daniel S. Papp. "Our international programs are central to KSU's academic mission, and we encourage our students to take part and get involved in these exciting projects."

This will be the first time any KSU student-athletes have ventured outside of the country to conduct a summer camp.